24th Feb 2019 Ballinlough:Granlahan

24th February 2019

The Seventh Sunday of the Year

Mass Intentions    Ballinlough

Sat.        23rd Feb. 5pm    Anne Grogan, Cloonlough, Months Mind

Sat.        23rd Feb. 8pm          John Flanagan, late of Clooninsla

James & Margaret D’Arcy and their son Jimmy, Coolougher, Anniversary

Tues.    26th Feb. 10am    Private intention

Wed.     27th Feb. 10am    Mass for all the people of the Parish

Sat.       2nd Mar.   8pm    Tommy Joe & Kathleen Forde, Anniversary and their son

Tommy, Loughill, Anniversary

Offertory Collection:    Sat. & Sun. 16th & 17th Ballinlough: €475  Granlahan: €

Eucharistic Ministers        Ballinlough        Church Readers

Rena Burke                     Sat. 2nd Mar.  8pm    Marian Greene-Forde

Joan McDermott       


Maura Caulfield        Sun. 3rd Mar. 12 noon    John Ross Roche   

John Griffin                    Neil Keaveney

Ash Wednesday the beginning of Lent is on Wednesday 6th March.  This time of year reminds us all to do penance and to return to the love of God.

Please Pray for the repose of the soul of Isabella Tadeschi, niece of Myra Donnellan who died recently.

Please Pray for the repose of the soul of Walter Cullinane, Kilnalag, Williamstown, brother in law of the late Lil Bailey, Ballybane, who died recently.

Care of the churches: Ballinlough – Many thanks to the people from Cloonlee who took care of the flowers during the month of February.  Would the people from Mountain Upper and Lower look after them during the month of March.

First Friday’s  As next Friday is the first Friday of the month, I will visit the sick and house bound as usual;

Ballinlough    –    Friday 1st March 10.30am

Granlahan    –    Friday 1st March 11am

Cloonfad    –    Friday 1st March 2.30pm

I will do some of the calls on Thursday 28th February.

Keep all the children in your prayers  who will be receiving the sacraments this year.  The

Sacrament of Confirmation is a big step in the life of a child, it will be celebrated on Thursday 21st March at 12 noon.

Youth Pilgrimage to Medjugorge going to the Youth Festival from 30th July-6th August.  All Aged 16-35 welcome.  Contact Keith Kelly 087-7851282.

Mass Intentions:    Granlahan

Sun. 24th Feb. 12 noon    Mae Kelly, Lisnagroobe, Anniversary

    Bridie Tait, Lisnagroobe, Anniversary

    Deceased members of the Kelly family, Lisnagroobe

    John & Margaret Lyons, Redford, Ballyhaunis

    Edward & Cecilia Coggins and deceased members of the family, Ballina

    Frank & Maura Gannon, Cloonfeenian, Anniversary

Fri.   1st Mar.  10am    Private intention

Sun.  3rd Mar. 12 noon    Bernard and Annie Delaney and their grandson Joe Bailey, also Michael & Mary Brennan

Save Ballinlough Dispensary  Dr. Cleary is retiring in March and there is a danger that the Dispensary may close.  A Petition to save this building is in shops and pubs in the area, please sign this Petition.  It is an invaluable resource, one which could be further developed and become the Ballinlough Hub, if gifted to the community.  A public meeting will be held later.

Granlahan Foróige Club are hosting their Annual Fundraising 25 Card Game on Monday 25th February at 8pm in Granlahan Community Centre.  Tickets €5 each. Raffle and refreshments served on the night.  Please support.  

Invitation to Men take the first step in becoming a better man for your family and for yourself with the spiritual detox programme Exodus 90.  This is an intense 90 day programme, not for the faint-hearted.  Info night Wednesday 20th February at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre, Athenry.  Contact Keith Kelly 087-7851282 exodus90.com   

Knock Marriage Introductions helping to bring people together with a view to marriage. Ireland’s first and only Catholic Marriage Introductions Agency.  Phone 094-9375960.

Website www.knockmarriageintroductions.com

Launch of Spring Edition of New Dawn The twenty-second edition of New Dawn will be launched on Thursday night next February 21st.  The Parish of Balla and Belcarra is the featured Parish in this edition.  The magazine will be launched in the Resource Centre, Balla on Thursday evening at 7.30pm.

Centering Prayer Weekend Retreat Esker Retreat Centre, Athenry, Co. Galway 8th – 10th March.  Give yourself the gift of a weekend of quiet time-out in community that will enable.  

Facilitators from Contemplative Outreach Ireland.  Phone 091-844549.

A Lenten Journey An opportunity to make a guided retreat at your own pace, checking in once a week with an experienced prayer guide.  Opening gathering, Monday 11th March at 8pm at the Jesuit Centre, 6 Ely Place, Sea Road, Galway.  Booking essential.

jesuitcentregalway@gmail.com 086-8776537.

New Mission Team A new Mission Team in the Diocese of Tuam is being explored.  Its aim will be to promote and foster mission awareness at home and overseas.  A meeting will be held on Tuesday 26th February at 7.30pm in the Monastery, Chapel Street, Castlebar.  Enquiries Fr. John McCormack 094-9022799 jmc44sma@gmail.com

CHY4 Forms I would be grateful if you would fill in CHY4 forms and return them to me.  This is a valuable source of funding for the church and we should avail of it.

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